Thomas Dibdin

Thomas Robert Colman Dibdin (22 October 1810 – 26 December 1893) was an English water colour artist and teacher.

A painter of landscapes and town scenes who may have been the grandson of the actor and dramatist Carles Dibdin. He exhibited from 1831 and often drew scenes from Northern France, Germany and Belgium. Published a graphic record of Augustus Wall Callcott.

Dibdin was born in Betchworth, Surrey. He first worked in a post office. He became an artist at the age of 28 and travelled to France, Germany and Belgium.

He also did paintings in Gibraltar and India although the latter were created in England based on detailed sketches.[1] In 1845 he published a guide to water colour painting.[2]

Dibdin worked at Sydenham College later in life with his father in law. He died in Sydenham. His paintings can be seen in galleries in London and Sheffield

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b.1810, d.1893
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